1. DOING A FIRST LOOK WILL IMPACT YOUR TIMELINE
If you decide to do a first look, you will need to get ready a bit earlier, however, taking family & wedding party photos before the ceremony (instead of between the ceremony & the reception) allows you to have increased time for these photos, and decreased stress. You will then have more time to spend on your couple portraits, and be able to connect with your guests more quickly at the reception.
2. Doing a first look will allow you to spend more time together on your wedding day
This day is all about the two of you, and surprisingly a lot of couples spend most of the day apart from each other. Having a first look will allow you to have more time with each other and calm your nerves before stepping into your ceremony.
3. DOING A FIRST LOOK WILL allow you to have a QUIET, intimate moment with each other
Some of the sweetest moments of the day occur during a first look with the couple. It allows you to embrace each other, and share this beautiful moment privately, rather than in front of a crowd with everyone else watching you.
1. NOT DOING A FIRST LOOK WILL MEAN You don’t get the big reveal moment at the ceremony
Some people love the big reveal at the ceremony & being able to witness the couple see their partner for the first time. If that’s something you want, the first look might not be for you. But, I have heard that walking down the aisle is still special for the couple, even with a first look prior.
2. NOT DOING A FIRST LOOK WILL give you more time to get ready in the morning
If you choose to not do a first look, you don’t have to worry about squeezing in extra photos before the ceremony such as first look, family, bridal party etc. Although, just because you do a first look does not mean you are obligated to taking family & wedding party photos before the ceremony. It just allows you to capture those photos before, rather than after.